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Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Three out of five Conservative candidates to appear tonight for final party debate

No audience, no podiums and appearances from only three out of the…

Jean Charest takes part in the Conservative Party of Canada French-language leadership debate in Laval, Quebec on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The party's last official debate of the race before results are revealed Sept.10 will happen tonight in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police arrest driver in early morning Parliament Hill crash

Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized…

The Peace Tower is seen through the front gates of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ottawa police arrested a driver after what they describe as an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates of Parliament Hill early this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)

Recent weather tough on central Alberta farmers

The recent string of weather across central Alberta has affected some farmers…

A county of Wetaskiwin Farmer beats the heat with an umbrella rigged up to a tractor as he takes to the fields. Photo by Shaela Dansereau/Black Press)
Vandalism discovered July 17 at J.J. Collett Natural Area, which included structural damage and theft – with the perpetrators making off with a solar panel connected to a sturdy, four-by-four post. (Jack Surbey/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Vandalism discovered July 17 at J.J. Collett Natural Area, which included structural damage and theft – with the perpetrators making off with a solar panel connected to a sturdy, four-by-four post. (Jack Surbey/Contributed to Black Press Media)
This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Murder hornets have gotten a name change; last spotted in B.C. in 2019

At the Washington border this invasive species poses a potential threat to B.C. ecosystems

This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)
The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Canada sanctions Russian military officers over atrocities in Bucha

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers…

The Canadian government is imposing sanctions on dozens of Russian military officers whose troops are accused of committing atrocities against Ukrainian civilians, most if not all of the individuals added to the list are Russian military officers sanctioned by the European Union in June for their troops' actions in Bucha. A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Online hate spreading like wildfire, cannot be left unchecked: race foundation

The executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that…

Stickers and signs hang attached to a utility pole in London Ont. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, over a week after four members of a Muslim family were killed in what police called a hate crime. The Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is warning that unless action is taken to combat hate, including online, it will continue to grow like wildfire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky

Expansion of prison needle exchange programs going ahead despite pandemic delays

Despite pandemic slowdowns, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the…

Used needles are shown at a needle exchange in Miami, May 6, 2019. Despite pandemic slow-downs, Correctional Service Canada is still planning to expand the needle exchange programs currently offered at nine federal prisons, government officials say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Sladky
Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Sexual assault rate in 2021 highest since 1996, violent crimes up: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has…

Statistics Canada says the rate of police-reported sexual assault in Canada has reached the highest level since 1996. A placard is left outside court in this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 file photo.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.

Sylvan Lake working to address doctor shortage

A shortage of doctors is affecting all Albertans, but the Sylvan Lake…

A shortage of doctors is causing Advanced Ambulatory Care Services to shut down.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to media outside the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, east of Quebec City, during the papal visit of Pope Francis on Thursday, July 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bernard Brault
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to media outside the Basilica of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, east of Quebec City, during the papal visit of Pope Francis on Thursday, July 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bernard Brault
A woman walks by a sign during the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Federal government announces $18M for HIV testing at Montreal AIDS conference

Number of Canadians living with HIV has risen by 25 per cent since 2008, says advocacy organization

A woman walks by a sign during the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
FILE - Climate activists Elizabeth Wathuti of Kenia, Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and Helena Gualinga of Ecuador attend the climate protest alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, May 26, 2022. A group of top climate scientists say the world needs to think about the ultimate climate catastrophe, human extinction, and how possible it is. They are calling on the world’s main climate science body to look at the ultimate climate catastrophes, no matter how remotely unlikely they are. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)

Chances of climate catastrophe are ignored, scientists say

“I do not believe civilization as we know it will make it out of this century”: B.C. scientist

FILE - Climate activists Elizabeth Wathuti of Kenia, Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and Helena Gualinga of Ecuador attend the climate protest alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, May 26, 2022. A group of top climate scientists say the world needs to think about the ultimate climate catastrophe, human extinction, and how possible it is. They are calling on the world’s main climate science body to look at the ultimate climate catastrophes, no matter how remotely unlikely they are. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
Raymond Frogner, the head archivist for the Winnipeg-based National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, was recently in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate archives in Rome searching for documents related to the religious order’s time running residential schools in Canada. Frogner is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Raymond Frogner

‘Very profound’: Hundreds of residential school photos found in Rome archives

Photos could help uncover what happened to some children who never returned home

Raymond Frogner, the head archivist for the Winnipeg-based National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, was recently in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate archives in Rome searching for documents related to the religious order’s time running residential schools in Canada. Frogner is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Raymond Frogner
Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.

Sylvan Lake exploring resort municipality options

Tourist destinations in British Columbia can apply for the province’s Resort Municipality…

Sylvan Lake town council want a resort municipality program brought to Alberta.
A portion of Lakeshore Drive closed in late June 2022 and opened early after the town received complaints.

Lakeshore Drive opened Aug. 2

A portion of Lakeshore Drive was closed in late June and is…

A portion of Lakeshore Drive closed in late June 2022 and opened early after the town received complaints.
A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Tornado touches down outside of Coronation, Alta.

Trouble came too close to home for the Town of Coronation over…

A pair of tornados touched down just outside of Coronation just after 5 p.m. on July 31. (Photo submitted)
Sylvan Lake residents are encouraged to sign up for the Crime Capture Program.

Crime Capture Program can help RCMP solve crimes

It’s been just over a year since the Crime Capture Program launched…

Sylvan Lake residents are encouraged to sign up for the Crime Capture Program.
Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais

Mountaineer Marie-Pier Desharnais is among only Canadian women to summit K2

Desharnais describes hours of inclines so steep just the tip of her crampons were holding on

Marie-Pier Desharnais is shown atop K2 in this July 2022 handout photo. Marie-Pier Desharnais reached the top of K2 - renowned as one of the toughest mountains on earth - becoming one of the only women in Canada to summit the 8,611-metre monolith on the China-Pakistan border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Marie-Pier Desharnais
Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Monkeypox: Experts at AIDS conference say the current global response is not enough

803 cases of the virus have been reported in Canada as of July 29

Marina Klein, Research Director and Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGill University, left, and Sharon Lewin, International AIDS Society President-Elect speak during a roundtable discussion on monkeypox the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal, Sunday, July 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes